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Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
obama and chris christie touring some of the devastated areas. yes, they came together for all the right reasons. chris christie was the keynote speaker at the republican convention. he's a key ally of mitt romney. did that image hurt the romney campaign? >> well, i'm sure that it cautioned a lot of angst backstage, and i'm sure that in the obama campaign the operatives were saying, yes, we've got chris christie at our side with these extraordinary images, but, again, both sides say we now know where the votes are. we know there are very few undecided. need to get them to polls and on time on tuesday. >> as they are working to get people to the polls, mitt romney is saying i'm the agent of change and president obama is saying you know me. you know what i'm standing for. how effective are the arguments? >> at this point i think everybody knows the arguments. i think that the country is ready to have this election over, matt, and they have pretty much made up their minds. we'll see. governor romney today is going to have everybody but his third cousin in ohio with him. they will have
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
what was a beautiful neighborhood along the jersey shore, and governor chris christie, president obama is going to be joining him. once again they will be taking a tour of some of the most devastated areas of the jersey shoreline. matt, back to you. >> natalie, thanks very much. >> we'll check back in with her as she has that view from high above the jersey shore. another huge story going on in this country. hard to believe that the presidential election is just six days away now, and the storm has forced several states to take a closer look at their election day plans. nbc's chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. mitt romney actually resumes a full campaign schedule today in florida, but president obama will focus for one more day fully on sandy recovery efforts. he'll get that firsthand look of the jersey shore and the damage there later today. election day may be six days away, but the president appears to believe the best politics, stay off the campaign trail. today it's storm-rava
NBC
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
all around jersey's shore, new york's governor chris christie -- new jersey's governor chris christie is warning folks before they go back home of the devastation they may see and many of the homes they are hoping to get to may not even be there. >>> once again, here's erica. >> if you want food or gasoline in the northeast, you should be prepared to wait in line. lines that are sometimes miles long. katie is live outside a gas station. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you are going to wait and wait and wait. we are on 44th street here in manhattan. the line yesterday reached all the way down to 14th street. you cannot even see all the cars that went down from here. 26 new york city blocks. this morning, it is much of the same. new jersey, you're seeing the same sort of lines that go on for miles. what does everybody want? they want gas. the lines are long and open gas stations are few and far between. new york and jersey sites are searching to find those open stations and when they do, they've got to act fast. >> they said this station was moving real fast, and we ca
NBC
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
. chris christie is the governor of that state of new jersey. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> you guys took a direct hit, and i know you'll probably not know the extent of the damage until daylight and you get to see the areas by ground and by air, but based on the reports you've been getting overnight, what's the state of your state? >> it's a major disaster, matt. we have over 2.4 million people without power across the state. we've had flooding in the raritan bay and newark area. the city of newark is 95% without power due to substation flooding. all that came from the tidal surge that came up from the storm through raritan bay and newark bay, the same thing you see affecting new york city, and we have a battered, battered new jersey shore that i hope to tour a little bit later on today, but i think the losses are going to be almost incalculable. >> yeah. i was watching reports all afternoon and evening, governor, from long branch and point pleasant beach and atlantic city, and do you have a lot of people that you think you're going to have to go out and account for thi
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
portions of new jersey with the governor of that state, chris christie, so we're going to have more on that. >> he'll be getting an aerial tour, and natalie's been getting an aerial look at some of the damage along the jersey shore, and it really gives you a vision of the scope and magnitude of what's happened along the shoreline so we're going to check in with natalie in just a few minutes. >> as you said, matt, a lot of people celebrating halloween and a lot doing it differently. hard to think about candy at a moment like this, but we'll give you tips to be creative. maybe in the wake of the storm we'll do it a little bit differently including a little last-minute pumpkin decorating to make it fun for the kids, despite the weather. >> all right. but first, as savannah mentioned, natalie is touring some of the hard hit areas by air, and i believe she's flying over hoboken, new jersey, which also happens to be where she lives. natalie, good morning. >> good morning to you, matt. well, of course, i have heard all of the heartbreaking stories from friends, and now i'm getting to see i
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
governors of states impacted on the storm,er name dropped chris christie and bob mcdonnell. the president will be in the situation room dealing with fema and that fallout. this is the october surprise but we don't know what it all means in eight days. savannah? >> chuck todd, thank you. joe scarborough and mika are hosts of "morning joe." >> one thing we do know, bill clinton is going to be very nervous about having to fill all that space by himself today without barack obama. he's going to do great in orlando, obviously. but mitt romney had momentum. you look at ohio, ohio poll that came out, had him dead locked. minnesota poll, three. gets the endorsement from "des moines register." in that state that's a big deal. this is mitt romney's best weekend and it stops. the momentum stops. you don't know how it freezes the race but you certainly know that it's a new dynamic into the race and it changes everything with a week to go. >> the question is how. a lot of people have different theories which candidate it benefits. ate moment for the president to be commander-in-chief, to be presidenti
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
and get out. schools and businesses are also on hold today. new jersey gov. chris christie had stern words for anyone ignoring the evacuation order. tone from new york mayor michael bloomberg. >> you are not only putting yourself at risk, but the first responders who will have to assist you in an emergency. >> homeowners spent sunday boarding up and, laying sandbags, and gathering last minute emergency supplies. >> we lucked out with irene, and i don't know, this may be worse. >> the time to prepare is over, and now it is time to stay inside and hundred down. record predicting flooding and power outages that could last for up to two weeks. >> official from the better business bureau said that i.t. is a good idea to gather your important documents in case your home is damaged by the storm hit they recommend compiling an emergency document packet, including your social security card, your birth of the ticket, your passport, and contact information, will, as well as insurance cards, health records, pet information, and property and court documents. we will have another check of conditio
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Oct 28, 2012 8:00am EDT
. this is a dangerous storm. >> reporter: new jersey's governor, chris christie, echoing the warning. >> we should not underestimate the storm and should not assume predictions will be wrong. >> reporter: though mandatory evacuations are beginning to take effect, some say they are not going to leave. >> we have never left the house or evacuated in the past. we are staying. it's our home. it's our house. >> reporter: hopefully they live to not regret that decision. but let's take a look and show you what the path of the storm looks like. it continues as a category 1 storm over the next 24 hours, paralleling the coast and then some time monday night it makes a sharp left turn and makes its way onshore as a category 1 storm. and the problem is once it makes its way onshore it's not done yet. it is going to linger the next 72 hours. as it comes onshore storm surge will be a big issue from wilmington to norfolk about 3 to 6 feet above normal tide. as you get from ocean city, maryland, to montauk, long island, anywhere from 4 to 10 feet above their normal tide and, unfortunately, where thi
NBC
Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
lot of people. >> talk about chris christie, a few things written about him and how close he was to being romney's pick for vice president. did this show of bipartisanship help president obama? >> not only the show of bipartisanship but who was involved, that it was governor christie who gave the keynote address for president rgovernor talking about the president, someone groping in had the dark for the leadership switch, and went out in a way that left people close to romney saying, why were you so effusive before the president had done anything yet? people are starved for this kind of bipartisan cooperation. you saw it here on a huge national stage with so many people paying attention. >> turnout will be key here. what are the specific coalitions each candidate wants to see? >> you see the president trying hard to win big. he's going to do worse with white voters than four years ago but his coalition, the growing amount of new voters in the country are nonwhite, hispanic, african-american. he needs to do big numbers there. what romney is relying on is not just running up the score
NBC
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
was governor chris christie earlier this morning on this program. as we mentioned, he is holding another briefing for reporters right now. some highlights from that, he said that he has national guard troops out in the state of new jersey. he says there are six shelters open. some 2.4 million people are without power in that state. that is twice the number that were without power after hurricane irene. so a serious situation in the state of new jersey. savannah. >> all right. >>> from new jersey to connecticut, the governor there is calling the storm the worst water event in his state's history. thousands of homeowners trapped by coastal flooding. nbc's katie in connecticut this morning. katie, good morning to you. >> reporter: certainly one of the worst water events in history. now it's going to go down as one of the worse power events. take a look at what's going on here in stonington. this tree is about 80 feet tall. i'm about 5'2", 5'3". ripped out from its roots about 5:00 last night, and thrown on to, luckily, the powerlines here, which are basically cradling this tree righ
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
governor, chris christie. with less than a week to go until the election, the two leaders were an unlikely combination. practically inseparable, comforting victims in shelters and on the storm-ravaged streets. later at a press conference, the president and governor, the gop's convention keynote speaker earlier this year, went out of their way to praise each other's leadership. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. >> reporter: for the president, the new jersey trip was also a chance to show his empathetic side as he comforted the owner of a marina destroyed by the storm. >> how long have you had the marina? >> since '96. >> 1996? nothing like this never happened? >> never. >> reporter: mitt romney spent his wednesday full-time on the trail in florida, trying to balance campaigning and showing sensitivity for the storm victims. >> keep folks in your thoughts and prayers. it's a big part of what america is. when there a
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
there. this is wednesday, president obama, and chris christie touring the devastated areas. they came together for the right reasons to deal with the crisis. chris christie was the keynote speaker at the republican convention, he is a key ally of mitt romney. did that image hurt the romney campaign? >> well, i'm sure it caused angst back stage. in the obama campaign, they said we have chris christie at our side with extraordinary images, but again, both sides will say we now know where the votes are, we know there are very few undecided. what we have to do is get them to the polls and on time tuesday. >> as they try to get people to the polls tuesday, they make their closing arguments, we know what they are. mitt romney says i am the agent of change, president obama is saying you know me, you know what i'm standing for. how effective are the arguments? >> at this point i think everybody knows the arguments. i think the country is ready to have the election over, matt, and they've pretty much made up their minds. we'll see. governor romney today is going to have everybody but his third
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 9:00am EDT
. homes and businesses on hold today. new jersey gov. chris christie had strong words for anybody ignoring orders. >> if something looks stupid to do, it is stupid. >> a similar tone from mayor michael blumberg. >> you're not only putting yourself at risk, but also the first responder predict first responders will have to assist you in an emergency. >> sandy is over 700 miles wide. homeowners in its path spent sunday boarding up, laying sandbags and gathering last minute emergency supplies. "we lucked out with irene. >> people need to stay inside and hunker down. from new jersey. but as we continue our coverage, which avenue some -- we have some new information we will be working on. >> he will look at conditions closer to the bay. we will have the 10:00 a.m. press conference from gov. martin o'malley. we'll have the conference live here on the tv 11. as eva mentioned, we are getting the latest updates from ocean city officials. we will provide the latest updates from in and around the maryland region. what's another live look from a virginia beach, virginia. back with more in a m
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am PDT
damage with new jersey's republican governor chris christ yeempt among issues christie plans to bring up, how to build a more weatherproof jersey shore. >> one of the things i'll be talking to the president about tomorrow is bringy the army corps in immediately to talk to us about how's the best way to rebuild the jersey shore. >> reporter: despite election day on the horizon, christie didn't seem very concerned about how his state would hold an election. >> i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me, so let the politicians who are on the ballot worry about election day. it's not my problem. i'm not dealing with it at the moment. >> reporter: local officials in new jersey and other states are worried about next tuesday. in new york city's nassau county, loss of power may force votes to be counted by hand, delaying the results n.connecticut, officials will consider whether to relocate polling places, and west virginia may deploy generators to keep lights on and voting machines humming. >> reporter: meanwhile the two campaigns continue to battle over th
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
a neighboring barrier island. governor chris christie calls the devastation unthinkable. tuesday he tries to comfort one of the many victims. >> very difficult day. i know. we'll rebuild. we're tough. >> we're tough. >> not far away in seaside heights an incredible site here. that's a roller coaster partially submerged in the ocean. we're going to have more on that in a moment. >>> first, in new york city the subway system remains crippled after heavy flooding caused what officials say the worst damage in its 108 year history. no one knows when it will be up and running again. >>> let's go back to new jersey. there were countless rescues there and for some the realization that they were no match for mother nature. >> terrible. it was awful. it was the worst thing i ever saw. the waters came down like crazy. we were sorry we stayed. >> well, let's go live now to kathryn craig. she's from our new york station, wnbc. she is down in lower manhattan. kathryn, thank you for joining us. it's a ghost town. it's incredibly eerie. can you describe it for us? >> reporter: people call it a ghos
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
deliver your supplies. >>> in atlantic city president obama was met by new jersey governor chris christie. after the two leaders surveyed the damage along the jersey shore, the president vowed he wouldn't tolerate red tape. >> i've instituted a 15-minute rule essentially on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayor's, the governors, the county officials, if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> during one of his stop, governor christie found more victims in utter despair. >> i just want everybody to get help. >> yeah. >> they don't deserve it. look at their house, our house, everything is gone. >> yeah. >> i've never in ten years had water in my house. >> that's horrible. in new york the desperate race to get america's biggest city back up and running continues. water is being pumped out of the subway system. officials in new york and connecticut say the subway rail system that millions depend on will start returning today though on a very limited basis. >>> and it is an amazing but eerie sight. much of the skyline of lower manhattan rema
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am EDT
romney's biggest supporters. he'll survey the damage sandy left behind with governor chris christie. the new jersey governor has criticized the president in weeks and months, but he commended the commander in chief yesterday on his handling of the disaster. mitt romney will restart his campaign today with events in florida. the republican presidential nominee cancelled events the past two days out of respect for sandy's victim. yesterday he helped collect supplies that his supporters donated in ohio. >>> 6:07 is your time. 43 degrees. the major damage sandy caused to a space shuttle. >> the congressman who lost his home in a storm. anncr: washington's revolving door. george allen'. politicians go in. corporate lobbyists come out. in the senate, allen took money from big corporate interests... voting their way... for tax breaks for companies that ship virginia... jobs overseas. when we voted him out, allen cashed in. now allen wants another round. supporting a plan that will cost us more jobs. virginia can't trust george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsibl
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
governor chris christie and helped residents to rebuild. danielle leigh is there with more. >> reporter: many of those popular vacation communities along the jersey shore, places like seaside heights, they are still cut off from the rest of society today. on the other side of that bridge, it is just not safe to be over there right now. along tom's river, constant reminders of damage. a boat behind me, a piece of a couch. the damage is severe. we're talking about levels homes, streets that are impassable. it was just yesterday that many people were evacuated, those who were stranded along the shore. they're really holding on to the president's promises to expedite this recovery process. they really want to get this recovery under way. for many of them, they have been without power for days now in the cold and the dark. and they are anxious. those on the mainland, they have been spending time here where i'm standing. they'll likely be back here today. they just want to get back over to the shore to see what is left of their homes, if anything, because they've been anxiously w
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
jersey governor chris christie. the republican governor is one of mitt romney's biggest supporters, and he has criticized the president on many issues in weeks and months. christie, though, calls the president's response to sandy outstanding. >>> mitt romney will return to the campaign trail today. the republican presidential nominee will stump tomorrow in virginia. paul ryan will return to wisconsin. mitt romney cancelled many campaign events out of respect for sandy's victims. he helped collect supplies from his supporters yesterday in ohio. the district is making up for lost days by extending early voting hours. you can vote until 9:00 p.m. in maryland, you'll have two extra days to vote early. the state's early voting centers will be open friday. they will also open early, two hours early at 8:00 a.m. >>> 5:35 now. prince george's county government will reopen today. getting to government offices in upper marlboro will not be easy. two of the main roads in upper marlboro are still closed due to standing water. news 4's tony tull is live with more. tony, good morning. >> reporte
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
chris christie says the power situation has drastically improved. >> remember, at the height of the storm we were at 2 point. >> petros: 7 million, so we're a million more customers have been restored from the height of the storm. >>> in connecticut, garbage is piling up on the streets as flooded basements are being cleaned out. back to new york, washed out subways are starting to come back, and there are huge lines to get on buses as the city deals with a gridlock nightmare. work could begin today on removing a massive crane that's been dangling high above a mid town manhattan street. a lot of people are questioning the decision to go ahead with the new york city marathon sunday. mayor michael bloomberg says it won't hurt storm relief efforts. and to lower manhattan where power may not come on until the weekend. our reporter from wnbc found an incredible sight near a supermarket. >> look how desperate it has got in this neighborhood. people are dumpster diving. what they're going after here is the food, some that i've spoken with. some so hungry they literally pried open this dumps
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
is promising a quick response from the federal government. he and new jersey governor chris christie toured some of the devastation sandy left behind. the president says his administration will not forget about the storm's victims. >> we're going to have a lot of work to do. i don't want anybody to feel that somehow this is all going to get cleaned up overnight. we want to make sure that people have realistic expectations. but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> right now, fema has more than 2,000 workers on the ground in new jersey to help storm victims. >>> this morning we're getting a better perspective on how dangerous conditions were when sandy hit. take a look at some pretty dramatic video we got from the greenwich, connecticut, fire department. you can see three homes completely engulfed in flames in these pictures. firefighters say the wind, really strong winds kept them from battling that blaze monday night. first responders evacuated people insid
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
victims of sandy the federal government will not forget them. he and chris christie toured the devastation the storm left behind the garden state yesterday. the president praised chris christie for his response to sandy. >> governor christie throughout this process has been responsive, he's been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> christie has commended the president of his handling of the disaster as well. >> this morning, d.c. leaders are warning people to stay out of the swollen rivers and creeks, but insist the drinking water is safe. at the height of the storm, some overloaded sewage facilities dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage into local rivers and streams, and with all the debris and sewage overflowing the rivers, some people are wondering if tap water is safe to drink. >> there are no problems with public drinking water in this region. we have safe and adequat
NBC
Nov 4, 2012 9:00am EST
" moderator david gregory says president obama touring new jersey with republican governor chris christie made its mark on the race. >> that endorsement in a way. very high marks from christie from obama, did have a big political impact. a republican and democrat working together on a pressing problem. it seems to have an impact. how much? we'll see. i think it's definitely had an effect on the final week. >> a busy morning for "meet the press." david plouffe and eric cantor will be the guests. it is being broadcast from democracy plaza in new york. >>> long lines in d.c. as voters lined up to cast an early ballot before tuesday's election. last day for in-person absentee voting in virginia. admin sfrators are not worried about long lines on voting day because many more polling places will be open. be sure to stay with news 4 for complete coverage of the election and results on tuesday night. stay up to date on our website, nbcwashington.com. >>> to hurricane sandy's impact. one week since the storm made landfall, changing thousands of lives. homeland security secretary janet nap
NBC
Nov 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
tanks. new jersey's governor chris christie has ordered gas rationing based on your license plate number. meantime, the obama administration has ordered the purchase of as much as 22 million gallons of fuel and diesel for the areas hardest hit by sandy. many stations are closed because of damage or lack of power leading to lines that stretch for miles to get to the few stations that are open. >>> stay with news 4 and nbc washington.com for the latest on hurricane sandy's impact and remember to help the storm victims you can go to red cross.org or call 1-800-help now and also text the word red cross to 90999 to make a $10 donation. >>> montgomery county police are asking for your help in finding a suspect who sexually assaulted a woman on the capitol crescent trail. police released this sketch of the suspect. late last month a 21-year-old woman was jogging on the trail near brookway drive when a man attacked her. he knocked her out, dragged her into the woods, and sexually assaulted her. police are asking anyone with any information on this incident to come forward. >>> and a man n
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
chris christie said he is sfointed with atlantic city mayor for disregarding evacuation orders. sandy even took out part of atlantic city's famed boardwalk. >>> many along the coast battered by sandy are waking up to a massive cleanup effort. erica gonzalez is live in rehoboth beach with more. erica, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, eun. good morning. it's a very different morning for us today. i don't know what to tell you which was worse. yesterday we were getting slapped around by the wind and by the rain, but we were in the 50s. although we had gusts of 45, 50 miles an hour, with the rain and the sand, it felt awful. this morning it is blistering cold out here. i've got on gloves. when someone tells you to pack for a hurricane, you don't think of packing long johns and ear mu muffs. it is freezing out here. i want you to take a look. irene was easy. bring on sandy. minimal damage on rehoboth avenue and even along the boardwalk. you're seeing some debris, sandbags here. honestly, this town, this city was expecting a whole lot worse. i think a lot of people were. a lot of peopl
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 4:00am EDT
, of course, are closed. >>> the jersey shore is also in sandy's sights. new jersey governor chris christie is warning residents there to prepare for the worst. >> i'm completely confident we'll be able to get through this and get through this well, but there are going to be some challenging moments over the course of the next 72 hours. people in new jersey are not strangers to challenge. so we're going to be challenged again. >> christie has ordered a state of emergency, and all public transportation in the state is suspended. >>> back in new york, the statue of liberty closed today and tomorrow because of sandy. the monument reopened to the public on sunday for the first time after a year long renovation project. the crown reopened. crews replaced stairs to the crown and created wheelchair access to one of the observation decks at the top of the pedestal. that project cost $30 million. it is expected to reopen on wednesday. >>> back here at home, crews and residents getting ready for the storm, especially in areas along the potomac. >> news 4's melissa mollet continues our live t
NBC
Nov 4, 2012 6:00am EST
hurricane sandy having? will it change things in any way? >> if there is an october surprise, it's chris christie and president obama attached as sort of political brothers in effect and that endorsement in a way, very high marks for christie for obama, i think did have a political impact. this is a republican and democrat working together on a pressing problem. seems to have had an impact. how much? we'll see. that has to be counter balanced by bithe frustration in this area. i think it definitely has an effect in the final week. >> new job numbers, how are both sides playing it? >> well, look, i think they fortify both arguments, right? for the president, upward fwroet in the creation of jobs, the country on the right track, that's his argument. but the reality is still difficult, and governor romney underlines it, unemployment higher than when the president came into office. promised to restore employment, it hasn't happened. if romney can prevail, the economy will be the signature issue that got him over the top. >> who is joining you today, david, on "meet the press." >> rick cantor
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Oct 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
of a power outage there. new jersey governor chris christie says atlantic city mayor should not have disregarded the evacuation order. sandy also took out part of atlantic city's famed boardwalk. >>> coastal communities rocked by sandy are waking up to a big mess this morning, including heavy flooding in areas. erica gonzalez is getting a firsthand look at the impact sandy had in rehoboth beach, delaware. this is where we began our journey along the boardwalk that so many are accustomed to seeing in rehoboth. it's pretty quiet. you've got some of the debris, some of the rocks that have washed ashore from the impact that we've seen. at its peak in rehoboth beach, we had waves that were 20 to 25 feet high. he had impacts up to 50 miles an hour with these gusts. this morning what we're feeling is it's significantly colder. so a big, big difference for anybody who's been in any type of hurricane coverage, you're not used to wearing gloves or long johns or ear mufs when doing hurricane coverage. you've got eight inches of rain that have fallen in the city of rehoboth. you've got at least
NBC
Nov 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
jersey governor chris christie to order gas rationing. the president has ordered the purchase of 22 million gallons of fuel for that region. after much controversy, the new york city marathon is officially canceled for tomorrow. the decision to go ahead with it earlier this week despite extensive damage in the city outraged new yorkers. some people praised the decision to scrap it but not everyone. >> i feel for all the people that have problems but you don't pull the plug at the last minute. he could have made that decision days and days ago. >> coming here and realizing these resources are going to be needed where it is truly needed. >> the marathon would have brought 40,000 runners through parts of the city that are still cleaning up from the damage. >> in some communities up and down the east coast there is so much devastation that cleanup efforts have been slow at best. along the jersey shore it is expected to take months and billions of dollars to get things cleaned up in many seaside towns. for one woman the waves were so powerful it brought a boat into her home. >> we need h
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Nov 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
taking heat for his praise of president obama. coming up, how chris christie is answering critics this morning. >>> plus an east coast recovery in effect right now, just trying to recover from superstorm sandy. there's one thing happening today that will bring some relief to tens of thousands affected by the storm. >>> and the out of control hollywood party that prompted police to respond in riot gear. >>> welcome back, everyone. a good thursday morning to you. all quiet, all dark over san jose, at least right now waiting for the sun's arrival. we've got a big time change coming this weekend as well sunday morning, fall back an hour. already november. >>> 4:43. police in hollywood searching for a gunman who shot into a crowd of halloween revelers injuring three people. it happened about 10:00 last night along hollywood boulevard. this morning a acce17-year-old is in critical condition. a 14-year-old boy and 25-year-old man suffered injuries. police swarmed the scene, some in riot gear, to try to control the crowd. >>> millions across the northeast waking up to another day without power
NBC
Oct 30, 2012 4:30am PDT
. >> reporter: to anyone else on the barrier island, governor chris christie offered little hope. >> this is now your responsibility. if you're still able to hear me, you need you to hunker down and get to the highest point possible. >> reporter: this superstorm wreaked havoc from connecticut to new york, stretching out more than 700 miles. strong winds at times over 80 miles an hour tore down trees and power lines. at least two homes in connecticut were destroyed by fire. and in queens another fire damaged more than 50 homes. several people have died because of sandy and millions have no power. across the nation, more than 12,000 flights have been cancelled. and this storm that could impact 60 million people isn't finished yet. in cape may, new jersey, i'm daniel lee, nbc news. >> here's a look at how devastating this is. look at this crane toppled over by fierce winds still dangling from the top of a luxury high rise there in new york city. emergency crews say that crane at this point is just too dangerous to remove. surrounding streets and buildings have been evacuated as a precaution the
NBC
Oct 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
day. >> reporter: to anyone else still on the barrier island, governor chris christie offered little hope. >> this is now your responsibility. if you're still able to hear me, we need you to hunker down and get to the highest point possible. >> reporter: this superstorm wreaked havoc from connecticut to new york, stretching out more than 700 miles. strong winds at times over 80 miles an hour tore down trees and power lines. at least two homes in connecticut were destroyed by fire. flood prevent firefighters from saving them. in queens a fire damaged more than 50 homes. several people have died because of sandy and millions have no power. across the nation, more than 12,000 flights have been cancelled. southwest virginia, parts of tennessee and the north carolina mountains are all facing a winter storm warning through wednesday morning. this storm could impact 60 million people and isn't finished yet. early estimates put the damage between 10 and $20 billion and this could be one of the most costly storms in u.s. history. >> and the cost of lives lost as well. a tall ship crew
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 4:30am PDT
thousands of flights cancelled. schools and businesses also on hold today. new jersey governor chris christie had stern words for anyone ignoring evacuation orders. >> if something looks like it's stupid to do, it is stupid. >> reporter: a similar tone from new york mayor michael bloomberg. >> you're not only putting yourself at risk but at the first responders who will have to assist you in an emergency. >> reporter: sandy is over 700 miles wide, packing wind and rain that could last 36 hours. homeowners in its path spent sunday boarding up, laying sandbags and gathering last-minute emergency supplies. >> we looked out with irene and now i don't know, this may be worse. i don't know. >> reporter: the time to prepare now over. people need to stay inside and hunker down. in cape may, new jersey, i'm daniel lee, nbc news. >> the financial markets are closed today because of hurricane sandy. for more on that and the rest of our business headlines, we turn to jackie deangeles live in cnbc headquarters. >> reporter: good morning. the u.s. markets will be virtually closed due to hurricane
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
are on hold today. new jersey governor chris christie had stern words for anyone ignoring evacuation orders. >> if something looks like it is stupid to do, it is. >> a similar tone from mayor bloomberg. you not only put yourself at risk but the first responders. >> sandy is over 700 miles wide with wind and rain that could last 36 hours. homeowners in the path spent sunday boarding up, laying sandbags and gathering last-minute emergency supplies. >> we lucked out with irene. i don't know. this may be worse. i don't know. >> the time to prepare is now over and it is time to stay inside. an emergency official here said this is the worst case scenario. they are predicting record flooding and power outages that could last up to two weeks. >> if you bought a portable generator to prepare for outages we have a few tips officialsment you to remember. keep the generator outdoors and away from open windows. install a battery powered carbon monoxide monitor. allow the generator to cool off before refueling. because it will be raining avoid flooding around it and never try to back-feed from a p
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
, chris christie, had stern words for anyone ignoring evacuation orders. >> if something looks like it's stupid to do, it is stupid. >> reporter: a similar tone from new york mayor michael bloomberg. >> you're not only putting yourself at risk, but also the first responders who will have to assist you in an emergency. >> reporter: sandy is over 700 miles wide, packing wind and rain that could last 36 hours. homeowners in its path spent sunday boarding up, laying sandbags and gathering last-minute emergency supplies. >> we lucked out with irene. now, i don't know, this may be worse. i don't know. >> reporter: the time to prepare now over, people need to stay inside and hunker down. in cape may, new jersey, i'm daniel lee, nbc news. >> so who will get the brunt of the storm and when will sandy arrive? for that we turn to meteorologist christina loren, tracking it all in our weather center. >> i just want to show you the actual size of this very powerful hurricane sandy. we had a nor'easter merge with the category 1 storm so we have the blue and the pink. we have blizzard warnings in place
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